The Collapse of the Duggar House of Cards
The oldest son of the “19 Kids and Counting” family that makes its home in Arkansas, admitted to reports that he molested children, including his own siblings, as a teenager. The hypocrisy of people preaching values having a plank in their own eye is overwhelming evident as they have been incredibly outspoken about the immorality gay marriage ushers in. Additionally, the connotation attached to a reality show titled, “19 Kids And Counting.” has always been unsettling to me.
Apparently, the Duggars never contacted the authorities. They went to church elders concerning the “teenage mistake”, and Josh did some home building projects for three months (the counseling and therapy they are referring to in their statement). But molesting your sisters isn’t a ‘teenage mistake’, and going to a camp to build houses isn’t ‘counseling’. I wonder what counseling his sisters and other victims receive after being molested by Josh?
The Duggars waited over a year before going to the authorities, and it was only when their hand was forced. Jim Bob told a police officer friend who also turned out to be a child predator himself. That friend is currently in jail for child pornography. Who else questions the veracity of that “investigation”?
The police finally interviewed the family only after Oprah was anonymously emailed about these events before an interview she was going to do with the Duggars. Oprah’s people contacted the authorities, and police then interviewed the family. The Duggars refused to let police question Josh and got lawyers for him. The Duggars canceled that Oprah interview by the way.
House of Cards
As far as the numerous politicians (overwhelmingly conservative and Republican) who posed for photos with the Duggars and are currently still defending them, they can speak for themselves. In the end, conservatives have failed to win the argument on social issues. This is because conservatives are repeatedly proven wrong about social issues. Whether it’s marijuana legalization or same sex marriage, society has proven they will adjust and adapt. Far too often during vehement predictions of doom and godlessness, many social conservatives are revealed to be morally corrupt in their behaviors as they publicly profess piety while being far too quick to defend their own, and condemn others whose acts contradict said piety.